Warrier's Collage January 7, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Friday January 7, 2022 PATH Of LOVE https://youtu.be/OhA5hvN5RjY (Ramesh Warrier Thiruvananthapuram) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier RBI Governor's New Year Message to Team RBI* As we welcome the new year 2022, let me take this opportunity to thank each one of you for resolutely navigating the journey of 2021. The year 2021 has seen a remarkable rebound from the challenges of 2020 notwithstanding a devastating second wave. We adapted to live and thrive under the prolonged shadows of the COVID- 19 virus. Our resolve was again tested while dealing with the impact of the second wave and in designing and implementing suitable strategies for the road ahead. In parallel, measures to further strengthen governance and soundness of financial institutions and the financial sector also continued apace. As 'Team RBI', we made significant progress in achieving various goals we had set out to achieve at the beginning of the year. These include the launch of two citizen centric schemes-the Retail Direct Scheme and the Integrated Ombudsman Scheme. On the HR front, the recently concluded wage revisions and a more refined performance management system should facilitate a more dynamic and inclusive workforce ready to embrace emerging challenges. The road to economic recovery still remains bumpy while the threat of Omicron imparts fresh uncertainty to the near term outlook. I am confident that the RBI as a team will be able to fulfil all our obligations in the new year with renewed vigour. My best wishes to each one of you and your family members for a safe, healthy and happy new year. Shaktikanta Das Governor *Source : RBI Newsletter dated December 31, 2021 shared by J Santhanakrishnan A Healthcare : Dr R K Modi https://youtu.be/1pLJNwWe4HY B Life I WhatsApp Group Locate and join this Group Old Friends Gold Hearts* Young billionaire rushed into a hospital! He asked the doctor, "How is my mother? When and why was she admitted?" The doctor said, "Your mother suffered a mild stroke. She was brought to the hospital in time by the elderly couple sitting there." The son thanked the elderly couple profusely. "I am sorry I don't recognise you", he said. The lady replied that they didn't know him either. The son was surprised. "How do you know my mother?" he asked. The gentleman replied, "She is a member of our WhatsApp group". The son looked dazed. The gentleman continued, "We have a group on WhatsApp — _"The 60 Plus Group." Everyone sixty years and above is a member. It is the duty of the members to enrol those in their neighbourhood. Everyone has to send a "Good Morning" message everyday. Similarly in the afternoon and night. The members can chat, exchange views, etc. If we do not receive the mandatory messages everyday, the neighbouring members are alerted and they make it a point to visit the member. "This morning, we didn't get the message from your mother. That's why we are here." "It is not enough if you have provided your parents with all the facilities money can buy," he continued. "They need people to talk to. When was the last time you visited your mother?" The son couldn't answer immediately. "See, that's why we have this group. Otherwise, we 60+ people would be talking to walls and windows", the couple said as they left. Don't forget that while you are busy growing up, your parents are growing older. Very interesting! Mandatory enlisting in the Group, and mandatory sending of a Good Morning message! Wonderful idea to implement in FRIENDS' CIRCLES, if any of us thinks, one is alone! *Shared by S Venugopal Chennai who introduced me to RBI Chennai Friends Group which entered 14th year on January 4, 2022 (Locate the Group, not necessarily WhatsApp Group, in your neighborhood. Or, start one. Collage can help** in locating members 🙏-Warrier) **Conditions Apply! II Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 123 निंदा तेरी जो करे सो वंञै चूरु नेड़ै दिसै मात लोक तुधु सुझै दूरु सता, रामकली, ९६७, गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब Who slanders you will be destroyed! Closest, nearby is seen the world And You are perceived to be far away Satta, Ramkali, 967, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1478841995799924738?s=20 C Collage Choice : Grey Matter https://madrascourier.com/opinion/the-dangers-of-tweaking-our-brain/ D "Tharka" (Logic-based argument) as a game intellectuals played : Vathsala Jayaraman shares a story Uddhanda Sastri and Kaakkasseri Uudhanda Sastri had a broad image about himself and boasted of having no rival. Kaakkasseri was a small boy ready to contest with Sastri. Uddanda Sastri said : "Look here, boy. I have put six questions in three lines. The fourth line should be framed in such a manner that it should provide right answer to all the six questions. I showed this to so many in and outside Kerala, but none could satisfactorily fill the fourth line. Will you try?" "Let me hear the lines", said the boy. These were the lines : Ka khe charathi? kaa rammyaa ? (What travels in the sky? Who is the most pleasing?) Kim japyam? Kimnubhooshanam? (What to chant? What ornament to wear?) Ko vandya? Kee drisee Lanka? (Whom to revere? How Lanka looked like?) With ease the boy supplied the fourth line : "Veera markada kampithaha" It was an extremely clever thing to do. Answers were in the order of the questions: 1. "Vee (birds), 2.Rama(Vishnu's consort), 3. Rk (Rig Veda Mantra), 4.Kadakam (ornament on the feet), 5.Pita (father) 6.and the whole line indicating the condition of Lanka after Hanuman had shaken it hard. (It seems easier to believe that the questions were framed on the basis of the answer.) The extraordinary intellectual brilliance of the boy showed promises of a second Shankara, but that was not to be. Except a book 'Vasumatee Manavikramam' (most likely a eulogy on the king), Kakkasseri's literary efforts did not amount to much. Vathsala Jayaraman ( Remembered another story in which Kaakkasseri engaged in a game of Tharka with Uddanda Bharati. On the D-Day, Kaakkasseri, still a boy, after the morning rituals, prayers etc started from home with a group of friends and well-wishers to reach in time for the "Argument". All bad omens were waiting on his way. A cat crossed first. Kaakkasseri instructed one of his team mates to catch hold of and carry the cat along. Then came an old barber from the opposite direction. He was asked to join the team. When the proceedings started, Uddanda Bharati sarcastically told the audience that the boy (Kaakkasseri) was too inferior and he should first qualify in an argument with his parrot. Kaakkasseri accepted the challenge and said : "Let the parrot face my cat and win" Parrot was scared of cats and quietly returned to the cage. Bharati then said, "I'm older" Kaakkasseri presented the barber and claimed he was the oldest person present there. Then, to shame Kaakkasseri about his short figure, Bharati said : "Aakaaro hraswa!" (You are short) Response : "Aakaaro deergha..." (The letter AA is long...) On and on, Kaakkasseri was declared the winner. E V Babusenan's Column : A K Ramanujan (Continued) Here is one 'Neytal' love poem from Kurunthokai, translated by Ramanujan and included in his collection of Akam poems : ' What Her Girl Friend Said' "The sands are like heaped-up moonlight. Right next to it stands all by itself, As if all night were crammed into it, The cool dense shade of a flowering grove of the black punnai. Our man has not come back. Only our brothers' fishing boats Will return from their hunt Of many kinds of fish." The friend had taken the heroine to the meeting place, but the hero was not present as promised. The heroine was upset. He came late and waited outside. The friend knew that he came. The poem is what she told the heroine aloud so that he could overhear it. See the skill with which the seashore atmosphere is created with a few hints. The creator of this poem is one Aiyoor Mutavan, meaning, the Cripple of Aiyoor, a city under the Chola kings. His name was not known. There were many like that among the Sangham poets.(to be continued) F Leisure Humorous Signboards in the UK – very British humour … A sign in a shoe repair store: “We will heel you, we will save your sole, we will even dye for you!” At an Eye Clinic: “If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place”. In a Non-smoking Area: “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action”. At a Car Dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet – miss an EMI”. At the Electric Company: “We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don’t, YOU will be de-lighted”. Sign on the back of a Veolia Tank-Truck (carrying rubbish/sewage): “Caution – This Truck is full of Promises of Politicians!!” As seen-Ramadurai G Collage in Kerala PALAKKAD https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attractions-g1096235-Activities-Palakkad_Palakkad_District_Kerala.html

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